Daily Archive: February 14, 2010

Lobbying hit record $3.5 billion in 2009

Lobbying hit record $3.5 billion in 2009

Health care and business interests led the way as clients spent a record $3.5 billion on lobbying last year, prompted by Obama administration drives to reshape federal policy for the medical, financial and energy industries....

Atwood Oceanics Announces Unplanned Downtime

Atwood Oceanics Announces Unplanned Downtime

ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., (NYSE: ATW), a Houston-based International Drilling Contractor, announced that the ATWOOD FALCON, owned and operated by our wholly-owned subsidiary, Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited is currently incurring unplanned zero-rate downtime due to equipment...

BMW Touts ‘Joy,’ Value in New Ads

BMW Touts ‘Joy,’ Value in New Ads

With Americans tightening their belts, BMW AG is parking “the ultimate driving machine” in the garage, at least for a while. The auto maker for years has promoted the power and performance of its cars...

Generac Holdings shares dip in IPO debut

Generac Holdings shares dip in IPO debut

Shares of Generac Holdings are dipping after its pared-back IPO raised $244.4 million. The Waukesha, Wis., generator manufacturer sold 18.8 million shares for $13 apiece — below the $15 to $17 per share it had...